Here is a mid week special! After all the sun we have had this week, in the UK, its important to keep our skin in check . This is my daily facial routine to prevent impurities but aid moisture.
I don’t believe that it is necessary to spend a lot of money on makeup remover products as through my research I have learnt that the high street has a wide range of products for all the skin types. Having heard incredible reviews on Bioderma Sensibio H2O I decided to give it a try and would agree it deserved its high praise, but at £15 per 500ml, I wasn’t willing to repurchase. On a daily basis, I tend to use Simple Cleansing Wipes as it makes removal so quick and easy, although does not always get all the makeup off. At £3.25 with the inability to reuse this product it can get rather expensive if used every day. So, about a year ago I discovered a product with penetration pricing (an introductory offer) and I was determined to give it a go due to the comparable features to the Bioderma product. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is an incredible product, not only is it affordable (£4.99 for 400ml) but does an excellent job at removing all the makeup. I have recommended this product to several friends with all different skin types who have also agreed how exceptional this product is.
At around £4.69 I believe the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub is a must have exfoliator for every day application. It is not necessary to use very much of the product, but it should be used twice a day to clear any impurities on the skin. Whilst having a tan I tend to use this product only once a day to avoid removing too much of the tan from my face as I find that is where it initially fades from. This scrub has noticeably cleared my pores and reduced the dry skin on my face. I would give this product a 7/10 and would recommend it for a cheap but useful beauty product, even more so due to the beautiful fragrant smell.
Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-oil Limited Edition by the Body Shop claims to be an overnight serum that rejuvenates your skin, replenishing it with moisture and I can confirm that it does. Recently, I have suffered with extremely dry patches on my face which is unusual for me as I have a normal skin type on the whole. This serum is initially oily but is incredibly moisturising for these patches. When they seemed to heal I stopped using the product and the issue arose once again. I would rate this product an 8/10 especially for those suffering with dry skin, however it is not that fast drying and the oiliness is rather irritating. At £13 this is a good price as only a few drops are needed and it is not necessary to use all over the face.
In combination with this serum I use the Drops of Youth Bouncing Sleeping Mask by the Body Shop to create an intense moisture surge overnight. This product has a fascinating formula that allows the cream to be bouncy – you cannot scoop it out with your finger, like a usual cream, but are provided with a scooper to remove the mask. Only a tiny amount is needed and then should be rubbed in using the finger tips and applied all over the face. Following this application it is necessary to take a 15 minute break before placing your head on the pillow, to allow the mask to activate. I would give this a rating of 9/10 because in the morning my skin always looks full of life, refreshed and smooth. It is priced at £22 and although that is quite a high-range price for what it is, it will last such a long time due to the minimal amount needed that it is worth the money.
For the morning routine I tend to use the Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion. At £29 this product is very expensive for its purpose and doesn’t tend to last me as long as the Sleeping Mask. So, on a budget I would definitely avoid this product. I don’t think this product is worth the money but for a want of a better moisturiser for the day I have continued to use this one, as it does moisturise my skin.
“Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin” – Zoe Saldana